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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 19.9% and is now 16.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Alabama 3.1% -0.1 -4.0
Gadsden 3.8% 0.0 -4.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 8,172. There are now 6,681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,491 -13 -2,070

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 3.1% 3.8% 1,491
July
2021
5.4% 3.2% 3.8% 1,504
June
2021
5.9% 3.3% 3.9% 1,531
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.9% 1,571
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 4.1% 1,621
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.2% 1,701
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 1,859
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 5.2% 2,102
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.6% 1,874
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.9% 1,978
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.3% 2,134

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.